Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960) was a Swedish architect and singer, who spent considerable time in the United States during the 1920s.
Svenska Amerikanaren (September 28, 1922) The steamship Drottningholm departed from Gothenburg on the 7th of September and arrived in New York City on the 16th. Among the passengers were Lydia Hedberg and Gustav Fonandern. The newspaper wrote: "The above picture shows our old friends, the popular entertainers Mrs. Lydia Hedberg (Bergslagsmor) and Gustav Fonandern. Although rivals on stage they get along fine nonetheless, if you can believe the photograph. They will each undertake new tours through America’s Swedish settlements and no doubt once again receive accolades."
SONGS FROM THE REPERTOIRE OF GUSTAV FONANDERN
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Tracks 01-35 Gustav Fonandern
Tracks 36-82 various artists
Tracks 36-45 written by Göran Svenning and David Hellström
A few of the songs are in English, Danish or Norwegian. Fonandern performed them in Swedish. "Dolly" and "O Susanna" have lyrics unrelated to the American songs from which their melodies are taken.
Frieriet I Hölasset (I Värmeland En Fager Kvinna Bodde)
Här Dansar Fridolin (Sång Efter Skördeanden)
Tio Små Negerpojkar (Ten Pickaninnies)
I Want To Be Happy (Jag Går Åt Mitt Håll)
The Prisoner's Song (Fångens Sång)
Silver Threads Among The Gold (Sommersol Til Siste Stund)
Ten Little Indians (Tio Små Negerpojkar)
There's Yes Yes In Your Eyes (Din Mund Svarer Nei, Nei)
Dolly (Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh)
O Susanna (Stephen Foster)